Now screening at SXSW, Sophie Jarvis’ “Till Branches Bend” tells the story of Robin (Grace Glowicki), a cannery employee who’s struggling to get an abortion. She’s additionally coping with main drama at work. When she finds an invasive bug in a peach, Robin is pressured to remain quiet about her discovery by administration. “You probably did the best factor bringing it right here,” she’s informed. “Let’s simply preserve this between you and I.” The spot means that Robin doesn’t observe orders, and phrase will get out.
Robin “turns her focus in the direction of proving to her group that the hazard [the issue] poses is actual. As her obsession alienates her from family and friends, she sinks deeper into her activity,” the movie’s synopsis particulars.
“The central plot of ‘Till Branches Bend’ is across the invasive insect and its impact on the group. I need individuals to replicate on the opposite kinds of invasions that exist inside the story. For instance, Robin is experiencing an undesirable being pregnant, and the life rising inside her appears like an invasion of her physique. The city’s financial system revolves round monoculture, which is a product of colonization, an invasion of Indigenous land. This theme is obvious in delicate and not-so-subtle methods all through the movie,” Jarvis informed us.
SXSW runs by March 18.